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6 minutes ago, JoeH said:

He played in 31 of their games last season. Pearce played in 36. Sounds to me like 90% of the time they were playing together?

They had Tom Lockyer, a right footed CB who played all 43 games that he was available, and someone I suggested that we signed prior to joining Luton.

Pearce started 35 and was sub the other 11, and Sarr started 26 and was sub 17 times.

Charlton played with 3 centre backs quite a lot though, but when they played 2, Bowyer seemed to often trust Jason Pearce who is just a journeyman but a lot more conservative than Sarr.

I wonder if Sarr is the player who is going elsewhere?

 

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28 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

He walked because he didn't want to be spokesman for the club like he was at Villa. 

I have reached the conclusion that his statement was just a convenient cover story.

A hit and run appointee, whose football was absolutely dire and nearly got the club relegated a year early!

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23 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Yes, that's correct; they are detached from the club. That means that the possibility of in some ways bringing pressure to bear on the owners is remote.

Boycott. 

Nobody buy season tickets when they are eventually available.

and get more articles like this in the Indian Press

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/epl/top-stories/VENKYSOUT-Fans-want-Indian-owners-to-leave-Blackburn-Rovers/articleshow/53867212.cms

 

 

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1 minute ago, Crimpshrine said:

Boycott. 

Nobody buy season tickets when they are eventually available.

and get more articles like this in the Indian Press

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/epl/top-stories/VENKYSOUT-Fans-want-Indian-owners-to-leave-Blackburn-Rovers/articleshow/53867212.cms

 

 

Judging from the season ticket thread it seems that we have become the first club in history where the club is boycotting season tickets !

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1 hour ago, Mercer said:

IMO, shambolic.

I could not operate under those terms - think Mowbray needs to show some b@lls and walk and sue for constructive dismissal. 

If we start another season, not fully prepared, even the Covid cover won't be enough for anyone, who is not a citizen of Stockholm.

How long have we been able to anticipate recent departures? The deficits at the back have been obvious for at least two years...

Evolution, my arse!

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31 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Its another farce of a transfer window. Under the potent mix of Mowbray and Venkys, it often seems like we struggle to get deals over the line. Was the same last summer. Wanted Bauer, failed to get it done, ended up with a loan. Supposedly tried to get 2 mystery foreign keepers, ended up with Walton on loan. Supposedly made contact over Maher, couldnt get that done. And theres never any urgency.

If Kipre was our main target, he moved elsewhere, and then plan B is close to doing the same, that might explain the struggle if we needed one player.

But we need 2 CB's, not 1, we badly need a left back, we need another keeper and perhaps a wide man and central midfielder. Why are we only capable of working on and inevitably failing at one deal at a time?

It'll be the same story as last summer hanging round after the season has already kicked off and we're off to a bad start sitting there forlornly with puppy dog eyes hoping that a Premier League Club will do us a massive favour and a few crumbs will fall off the Premier League loan table.

Then if we do get reasonably lucky like we did last year with Tosin that will no doubt be paraded as having been the plan A all along.

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2 hours ago, rigger said:

Money

Not so sure. Mowbray is seen as having rebuilt his reputation in the game. It's the complete control over men's football that is the draw, though the money, if they like you isn't bad..I'd be happy with Phillips and Sarr. Sarr in, Williams could leave. The problem with bringing Bunn or any other experienced keeper to mentor our younger keepers is that what we're really saying is that we need a new goalkeeping coach.

I'd like Ayala and Brad Smith in too, but getting the pair for less than a combined £50kpw would be good going.

Back in January, I had a thought about doing a player swap: Bell for Oglivie. Oglivie would be LB back up to Smith, assuming Thompson isn't ready to step up.

I realised I had the team making the playoffs due to Graham's presence. I think he's the glue that keeps the squad together. Perhaps bringing him back is a smart move.

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I think the one Sharp is referring to is Ayala. He's been training with us but he has decided to go aabroad instead 

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4 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

It'll be the same story as last summer hanging round after the season has already kicked off and we're off to a bad start sitting there forlornly with puppy dog eyes hoping that a Premier League Club will do us a massive favour and a few crumbs will fall off the Premier League loan table.

Then if we do get reasonably lucky like we did last year with Tosin that will no doubt be paraded as having been the plan A all along.

The inability to close deals or seemingly work on more than one at once just continues to hinder us. Even if a CB deal has fallen through, we need 2 so why are we only working on 1? Why arent we trying to get a left back in at the same time.

You are right, we will end up with a kid on loan.

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2 hours ago, Richard Oakley said:

Not so sure. Mowbray is seen as having rebuilt his reputation in the game. It's the complete control over men's football that is the draw, though the money, if they like you isn't bad..I'd be happy with Phillips and Sarr. Sarr in, Williams could leave. The problem with bringing Bunn or any other experienced keeper to mentor our younger keepers is that what we're really saying is that we need a new goalkeeping coach.

I'd like Ayala and Brad Smith in too, but getting the pair for less than a combined £50kpw would be good going.

Back in January, I had a thought about doing a player swap: Bell for Oglivie. Oglivie would be LB back up to Smith, assuming Thompson isn't ready to step up.

I realised I had the team making the playoffs due to Graham's presence. I think he's the glue that keeps the squad together. Perhaps bringing him back is a smart move.

It's even better if they don't like you. You get fired pretty quick, paid  in full, and you get to start all over again at another club. Trebles all round boys.

Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces

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Just now, JHRover said:

I think the one Sharp is referring to is Ayala. He's been training with us but he has decided to go aabroad instead 

Has he been training with us? i read he was training with Nantwich Town.

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Just now, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

It's even better if the don't like you. You get fired, paid up, and you get to start all over again at another club. Trebles all round boys.

True. Does that make us fortunate Venkys can't currently afford to fire Mowbray?

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1 hour ago, rovers11 said:

As much as we crave transfer stories, recent history shows we only find out about a signing 24 hours before it actually happens. I don't think anyone has the inside scoop on what is actually going on. 

That is how it should be and I would love that to be the situation now.

However, I have the sense of a depressing, recurring pattern.

So many on here have predicted it too...and not just in this window either....." We had our targets. They went somewhere else."

Like others, I wonder whether the club merely likes to encourage the fans believe that we are seriously" in" for good players, when it is only ever window dressing.

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Maybe thats why the journalists don’t have a clue? Because there is no bloody activity by Tm and waggott

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3 minutes ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

That is how it should be and I would love that to be the situation now.

However, I have the sense of a depressing, recurring pattern.

So many on here have predicted it too...and not just in this window either....." We had our targets. They went somewhere else."

Like others, I wonder whether the club merely likes to encourage the fans believe that we are seriously" in" for good players, when it is only ever window dressing.

The Assombalongo saga sort of pointed to that a while back. They knew he'd cost a whopping fee and huge unsustainable wages yet apparently we made an 'enquiry'.

Once it became official it was at least 10 million and about 30 grand a week just to get a foot in the door it should have been put to bed. It wasn't it was left to rumble on as if we were in there hoping the cost would drop at the last min.

Was never going to happen and we were never serious anyway. 

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Transfers squashed, because LT glows about Magloire shutting down Vardy? 

I love playing youth, when they are ready, but it appears Rovers are going to youth movement a bit too soon.

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8 minutes ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

That is how it should be and I would love that to be the situation now.

However, I have the sense of a depressing, recurring pattern.

So many on here have predicted it too...and not just in this window either....." We had our targets. They went somewhere else."

Like others, I wonder whether the club merely likes to encourage the fans believe that we are seriously" in" for good players, when it is only ever window dressing.

The only time when it was really a case of the first time you heard about it was after the deal was done was when money was no object under Jack and Kenny started building a team.

However things are at the other extreme now. We allegedly have offers in for players all summer every summer and nothing ever happens or alternatively we get gazumped at the last minute by another Club actually offering what the selling Club wants. Whoever would have thought it?

 Like you I suspect it's largely window dressing. Either because the owners will spend but Mowbray is averse to bringing new players in or the money isn't there to be competitive in the market. I actually tend slightly more towards the former view.

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11 minutes ago, tomphil said:

The Assombalongo saga sort of pointed to that a while back. They knew he'd cost a whopping fee and huge unsustainable wages yet apparently we made an 'enquiry'.

Once it became official it was at least 10 million and about 30 grand a week just to get a foot in the door it should have been put to bed. It wasn't it was left to rumble on as if we were in there hoping the cost would drop at the last min.

Was never going to happen and we were never serious anyway. 

Ditto Harrison Reed.

Hung about all summer hoping to get him back again on loan with the parent Club subsidising a large part of his wages only to be gazumped by Fulham who offered what the selling Club wanted I.e. loan with a view to a permanent move on full wages.

Very slapdash to attempt to do business like that and it makes you think we never really wanted him in the first place.

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3 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

Ditto Harrison Reed.

Hung about all summer hoping to get him back again on loan with the parent Club subsidising a large part of his wages only to be gazumped by Fulham who offered what the selling Club wanted I.e. loan with a view to a permanent move on full wages.

Very slapdash to attempt to do business like that and it makes you think we never really wanted him in the first place.

Why, did you think we would splash out 8 mil for a midfielder ?

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Mowbray has too many boxes to tick to get a deal done quickly, The only one I would agree with is salary cap, There are decent players available on a free, But if they want more than the likes of Arma, Lenihan, the deal is dead already

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12 minutes ago, unsall said:

Why, did you think we would splash out 8 mil for a midfielder ?

No, but then why are we wasting our time being in for him in the first place when we could be in for a player we could realistically land as opposed to being in for one we realistically can't?

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45 minutes ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

That is how it should be and I would love that to be the situation now.

However, I have the sense of a depressing, recurring pattern.

So many on here have predicted it too...and not just in this window either....." We had our targets. They went somewhere else."

Like others, I wonder whether the club merely likes to encourage the fans believe that we are seriously" in" for good players, when it is only ever window dressing.

It's difficult. You either go for decent players and put your hat in the ring for them and hope they 'buy into the project' as TM would say. However, those players will also likely have offers from other clubs who can offer a better package, therefore there's a good chance those targets will fall away.

The other strategy is to go for players that are a level below the top targets but with a higher chance of those players actually signing for the club. 

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1 minute ago, RovingRover said:

Rovers very keen on Aynsley Pears, Boro keeper.

Been linked all summer.

What a surprise. Boro, Mowbray allegedly mates with his dad, HSH etc.

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Just now, RevidgeBlue said:

No, but then why are we wasting our time being in for him in the first place when we could be in for a player we could realistically land as opposed to being in for one we realistically can't?

Know what you mean, but it was a good loan for us, same as Tosin was when we had no chance of signing him.

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